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22 July 2014

1788 – Proposal to link Grand Canal with Liffey, Dublin

Architect: John Brownrigg A large ladder of canal locks proposed to join the James Street Basin of the Grand Canal with the River Liffey. At the Liffey end, small harbours would have been...

21 July 2014

1970s – Proposal for Heuston Station, Dublin

Unbuilt proposal to construct new shed and carpark over the existing platforms of Heuston Station. Exact date unknown, but would have meant the demolition of the existing platforms and structure. Model constructed by...

17 July 2014

2014 – Fire Station, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

Architect: HLM Architects HLM Architects in conjunction with Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) developed a bespoke suite of training facilities including a fully enclosed tower for ladder, smoke, breathing apparatus and...

17 July 2014

O’Donnell + Tuomey shortlisted for Stirling

Irish firm O’Donnell + Tuomey, who have been previously nominated four times but never won the prize, have made the shortlist with the red brick Saw Swee Hock Student Centre completed for the...

16 July 2014

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland competition for architecture students

In 1860 the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) held a competition for the design of a new building at 6 Kildare Street. The College has bought a building that stood on...

16 July 2014

1878 – High Altar, SS. Michael & John’s Church, Dublin

Architect: John L. Robinson The former Church of Saints Michael & John was built in 1813. Although the external fabric of the Church of SS. Michael and John still stands, the interior was...

16 July 2014

1884 – Design for High Altar

Architect: L.A. McDonnell Presumed never constructed, this sketch design by L.A. McDonnell was carried out while still in the employ of J.F. Fuller. “We this week publish a sketch design for a high...

16 July 2014

Henchion Reuter Architects to redesign Dublin’s Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut, announced on July 8, a €8 Million redevelopment and expansion of its Georgian HQ at 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Designed by Irish-German architecture practice Henchion Reuter Architects, commissioned by the...

15 July 2014

Poll: Poolbeg Chimneys – yeah or nay?

Now that Dublin city councillors have voted to preserve the ESB’s Pigeon House chimneys at Poolbeg, do you feel that they should be preserved? The ESB in 2007 announced its intention to close...